ARTEXPRESS – top HSC artworks on display
The last and most prestigious of several exhibitions featuring the best artworks by 2013 Higher School Certificate visual arts students has opened at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The exhibition, which runs from 12 March – 11 May, is part of the 31st ARTEXPRESS, which showcases the best works of art completed by 225 students from public and non-government schools across NSW as part of last year's HSC.
More than 300 student works were nominated for this year's ARTEXPRESS exhibition. Of these, 40 of the very best are on display at the AGNSW exhibition.
During the opening, the visual arts faculty at Wyndham College was presented with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation Award for excellence in art education. The $1,000 prize was presented by the foundation's Michelle Belgiorno.
The aim of the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions is to display both the quality and the diversity of the works completed by students. The range of expressive forms represented includes ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and time-based forms.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the Board of Studies New South Wales and the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and is managed by the department's Arts Unit.
ARTEXPRESS enjoys the support of a number of sponsors, including Australia Post, S&S Wholesale, the University of Western Sydney Academy, Grace Fine Art, Television Sydney (TVS) and Foto Riesel, and Patron, The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
Find out more about ARTEXPRESS.
Artwork: The Exquisite Muse of Sorrow by Jessica Hodge from Wyndham College, Quakers Hill.